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Non-Pesticide Patio Pest Control Device 

Make] Projects 

Non-Pesticide Patio Pest 

Control Device 

Written By: Billy 



Drill (1) 


Pop riveter (1) 

4" 115-volt square fan (1) 


Old soil pot (1) 

Scissors (1) 

Pantyhose (1) 

Screwdrivers (1) 

• Light socket (1) 

Tin snips (1) 

Plvwood (1) 

Wire cutters (1) 

Screws and/or pop rivets (1) 


Electrical cord and plug (1) 


How to fabricate, out of mostly recycled materials, an ultraviolet nighttime bug trap, since 
ultraviolet light attracts most insects. Tired of nighttime critters and drowning in bug spray? 
Try this blacklight device to control mosquitoes and other nighttime insects. 

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Non-Pesticide Patio Pest Control Device 

Step 1 — Non-Pesticide Patio Pest Control Device 

• Parts you need: 11 5- volt 
plug with cord, metal 
strapping, 115-voltfan, pantyhose 
(with legs cut off), scrap plywood, 
light socket, old flowerpot, 100-watt 
blacklight, pop rivets and/or bolts, 
and screws. 

Step 2 

» Cut hole in flower pot to the size of 
the fan, and if you wish, paint the 
inside white to be more reflective. 

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Non-Pesticide Patio Pest Control Device 

Step 3 

• Cut piece of plywood with same 
size hole as the fan and the 
flowerpot then screw flowerpot to it. 

Step 4 

Bend metal strapping around the light socket and pop-rivet, screw or bolt into flowerpot. Or 
bolt light socket on, depending on what light socket you are using. 

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Non-Pesticide Patio Pest Control Device 

Step 5 

i Cut another piece of wood and attach to the bottom for a base. You can either place it on a 
table, or hang it. 

Step 6 

• Screw the fan on minding the 
direction of the air flow. You want 
the suction blowing towards the 
back of hose. 

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Non-Pesticide Patio Pest Control Device 

Step 7 

• With wire nuts or crimp-on connectors, wire the fan, the light bulb and the plug wires 

Step 8 

• Cut the legs off the pantyhose and attach to the fan, and secure with rope or tie wrap, then 
tie the legs together in a knot. 

Step 9 

• Plug it in, and now you can enjoy sitting out on your patio at night, or working in your 
workshop with a non-pesticide solution to your bug problems. 
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